Against Cutting Taxes for Pennsylvanians
When it came time for Bob Casey to stand up and cut taxes for Pennsylvanians, Casey said no. Bob Casey opposed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which is providing workers with more money in their paycheck and letting families keep more of their own money. Rejecting tax cuts for working Pennsylvanians is nothing new for Bob Casey -- earlier in his Senate career, Casey voted to allow the 2001 tax cuts to expire for all income levels.
Threatening Pennsylvania's Energy Jobs
The energy sector is a vital part of Pennsylvania’s economy which provides good-paying, family-sustaining jobs. When it came time to protect our energy jobs, Bob Casey sided with liberals in Washington and supported a carbon tax, falsely claiming it would create jobs instead of taking away our important coal jobs. A growing sector of Pennsylvania’s economy is the natural gas industry, with almost 55,000 workers employed across the Commonwealth. Yet, Bob Casey has continually supported the Obama-era environmental overreach, burdening Pennsylvania’s farmers and energy workers, and has repeatedly voted to increase taxes on oil and gas companies.
Voting Against Children's Health Care
Bob Casey claims one of his biggest priorities is to protect and expand health care for Pennsylvania children. But, he put partisan politics over 342,000 Pennsylvania kids when he voted to shut down the government and cut-off funding for the vital Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Raising Health Care Cost
Obamacare has been a disaster for Pennsylvania families, resulting in less coverage at a much higher cost to consumers. Federal data showed that the average monthly Obamacare premium in Pennsylvania increased by 120 percent between 2013 and 2017. Bob Casey cast one of the deciding votes for Obamacare and has repeatedly opposed efforts to repeal and replace it.
Higher Government Spending, Less Jobs
Bob Casey voted for President Obama’s stimulus plan falsely promising that it would reduce the deficit and create jobs. The plan, however, added to the deficit and actually resulted in higher unemployment rates in Pennsylvania. (The unemployment rate in January 2009 was 6.8%. After the stimulus plan passed, unemployment continued to rise to 7.5% in August 2012.)
Abandoning Pennsylvania Farmers
Agriculture is a major part of Pennsylvania’s economy. Farming is ingrained into our commonwealth’s culture and communities. But, Bob Casey voted against our farmers when he sided with the Obama Administration’s EPA in promoting the Waters of the United States Rule, which created a massive tangle of bureaucracy that threatened job creation and economic growth for farmers, home builders, manufacturers, contractors, and pretty much anyone who uses land in the course of doing business.
Lock-step with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi
In 2006, Bob Casey said, “When two people agree 98 percent of the time, one of them is not necessary.” Yet, in Washington, Bob Casey has toed the liberal party line. Bob Casey voted with President Barack Obama 95 percent of the time; Congressional Democrats 94 percent of the time; and Socialist Bernie Sanders 95 percent of the time. Bob Casey even called for President Trump to resign – which led former Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine to criticize Casey for playing partisan politics.